Six feet un­der

Where London - - Musuems & Galleries -

Af­ter years of end­less tun­nel­ing and con­struc­tion, the El­iz­a­beth Line – a new high-fre­quency, su­per-fast rail­way built by Cross­rail – is gear­ing up to launch in 2018. Along the way, the project has un­cov­ered some buried trea­sure – more than 10,000 arte­facts, in fact, span­ning 8,000 years of hu­man his­tory, from the Mesolithic era to the Great Plague of 1665. You can seethe matt he Mu­seum of London Dock­lands‘ Tun­nel: The Ar­chae­ol­ogy of Cross rail (from 10 Feb; p. 34). Jay Carver, Cross­rail’s lead ar­chae­ol­o­gist, says: ‘ The Cross­rail project has given archaeologists a rare op­por­tu­nity to study pre­vi­ously in­ac­ces­si­ble ar­eas of London. This ex­hi­bi­tion will help us bring the sto­ries of London’s hid­den his­tory to light.’

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